Gleanings from Orthodox Christian Authors and the Holy Fathers


...if we practice every virtue and perform miracles and omit nothing either great or small from the commandment, yet desire nothing but the glory that comes from men and seek it, however slightly, by our endeavors and hasten to receive it, we shall be deprived of the reward for all the rest. For if we receive the glory that is from men and do not prefer that which comes from God (Jn. 5:44), we shall be judged as idolaters, because we worship the creature rather than the Creator (Rom. 1:25). REF:St. Symeon the New Theologian, The Discourses, Paulist PressX no. 4, Pg 165

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